International Football History and Statistics

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1898 Granville Morris, greatest Welsh inside-forward of the pre-First World War era, made his League debut with Nottingham Forest. He had previously played for Aberystwyth and Swindon Town. He ended his career with Forest in 1913 when he had played in a total of 420 League games and scored 199 goals as well as 37 FA Cup ties in which he scored 18 times. He won a Second Division medal in 1907 and 21 Welsh caps between 1896 and 1912.
1945 Chelsea signed Danny Winter, a full-back from Bolton Wanderers, who had guested for them during wartime football. He made his debut for Bolton in 1937 and had become a regular in their League side by the time the war started. He remained with the Blues until 1951 when he retired after playing 34 games for Bolton and 131 for Chelsea. He appeared for Wales in one of the Red Cross internationals in 1945.
1955 Roy Swinbourne, Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-forward, damaged knee ligaments during the First Division match at Preston; an injury which subsequently forced his retirement after only six seasons in the game. He was a fine prospect and had scored 104 League goals in 211 matches and won a League Championship medal in 1954. He also made one appearance for England "B".
1960 In a day of high scores, Queens Park Rangers beat Tranmere Rovers 9-2 in Division Three and Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion 7-1 in Division One with the aid of five from Jimmy Greaves.
1962 Mansfield Town bought the Hurst Park grandstand at auction when the racecourse was sold up.
1986 Pat Jennings who had won his final international cap against Brazil in the 1986 World Cup Finals(119 Caps), bowed out of international football in a special British XI v International XI at Windsor Park Belfast.
1997 The great Brazilian star Pele receives an honorary knighthood at Buckingham Palace.
1998 Sepp Blater is replaced as FIFA General Secretary by Micheal Zen-Ruffingen.